THE DREAMIEST TEAM

Yes, we are partial to our instructors because they bring their A game every single time they teach. Every one of our instructors are 200 hour RYT Certified with the Yoga Alliance. They take great pride in what they do and offer quality classes for all levels.

They are caring and compassionate individuals who all bring their own special flare to the table, making Body Bliss Yoga a very diverse and lucky studio to have them.

Please get to knoweach one of them below. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Angie Cherry

Angie is the owner and an instructor at Body Bliss Yoga. She came to her mat in 2005 for healing, movement and balance in her life. What she learned through her practice was transformative and she was inspired to teach yoga to others. In 2012 she got certified to teach and through teaching, she hopes that others are able to experience a deeper connection with themselves and those they care about.

Her classes are creative, soulful and meant to be a haven for self-expression, curiosity and growth. She enjoys teaching to all levels and believes everyone needs yoga, every single day.

Angie teaches several classes per week and seasonal SUP yoga classes at Lacamas Lake.

Find out more about Angie at angiecherry.com or follow her on facebook or Instagram.

Michelle Chamberlain-Burns

Although when you think of yoga, you may not think of all of the small tasks that allow for your studio classes to run smoothly and efficiently, there is some serious happenings behind the scenes.

Michelle works with Body Bliss as an assistant to Angie as well as keeper of the books. She is such an important and appreciated part of our studio and we just simply couldn’t live without her.

Michelle is a full time mommy and in her free time (which is pretty much never) she joins us as an RYT 200 Hour Certified Instructor. She subs classes whenever she can and loves teaching yin and restorative!

Jenessa Stark

My yoga path began when a focus on journalism and multimedia in high school and college made the imminent stress of a desk job with deadlines unbearable. Yoga became a stress relieving personal practice. After years of balancing school with bar and restaurant jobs, I realized that while I enjoyed helping people enjoy themselves, I wanted to help them do so in the best way possible for their bodies and minds. Parallel to this were incidents of poor health in my family, which combined to spark an inner fire that burned for change. My journey in yoga and movement led me to The Lotus Seed, where I obtained the 200 hour RYT in 2013 with a focus on Iyengar/Hatha methods.

Jenessa teaches Thursday evening Vinyasa Flow at 6:00PM and Restorative at 7:30PM.

Mari Coryell

After a casual home yoga practice, Mari Coryell began classes soon after Body Bliss Yoga opened in Washougal in 2012. The next step to deepening her practice was to join their first yoga Teacher Training.

With an emphasis on helping people stay as active as possible, Mari’s light heart and gentle spirit will gratefully welcome all who wish to share the yoga path. She enjoys supporting people as they find time to breathe, relax and practice self care.

Mari believes that yoga can be a tool for healing and is currently studying for her 500 Hour Certification.

Mari teaches Restorative Yoga on Tuesdays at 7:30PM and Fridays at 6:00PM.

Tanis Morris

Tanis Morris has a passion for energetics, anatomy and inspiration. Her flows will challenge your body and your mind, but you will be having too much fun to notice.

Tanis weaves her knowledge of yoga, energetics and nutrition into all of her classes and she loves supporting her students as they become more aware of themselves and begin living a more intentional life.

Tanis has a love for life that’s apparent in everything she does. Her classes are joyful, supportive and always creative.

Tanis teaches Wednesdays -Bodysculpt at 6:00PM and Stretch Blast and Roll at 7:30PM.

Jacquie Michelle

Jacquie Michelle is a certified yoga instructor, holistic nutritional therapist and founder of Blooming Heart Wellness. She was first introduced to the idea of yoga at the age of 19 when a good friend gave her a book about conscious breathing and meditation. Later she found her way to the physical practice and immediately fell in love.

In 2013 Jacquie completed her first 200 hour training under the guidance of Marianne Wells. She recently completed a second 200 hour training through YogaMazé led by Rocky Heron and is working on her 500 Hour Certification. She finds joy in teaching both alignment based practices and flow.

Jacquie teaches Monday evening Hatha Flow at 7:30PM and Tuesday Yoga Fundamentals at 11:15AM.

Kelsey Keagle

Hello! I’m Kelsey Keagle, and I am a bright, charismatic and compassionate yoga instructor. Yoga has brought me to a path of self-healing, and I want to help others to feel the warmth and good vibes that yoga can bring you. I have a B.A. in Human Nutrition and graduated with a RYT-200 certification from the Yoga Bhoga Teacher Training (Portland, OR) in 2016. I connect with my students, meeting the individual where they are in their own practice.

My classes offer a balanced, thoughtful, and fun approach to yoga, interweaving philosophy with contemporary concepts and postures.

Right now, Kelsey is in the process of Yoga Therapy education and will be coming back to us in the fall!

Sydney Lennon

I am a fun-loving yogini who is obsessed with my two pups, Sawyer and Samantha! I stepped onto the mat for the first time back in 2012 and immediately fell in love. However, it wasn’t until I began integrating the philosophy and mediation into my daily life style that I truly began to see the changes.

After college, I got a job in an office and my life soon became a cycle of wake up, go to work, go home, go to sleep, wake up and repeat. The only point in my day where I found joy was during my yoga class. I knew this life style was not bringing me happiness, so I decided to quit my job and dive 100% into my yoga practice.

I was the happiest I had ever been! It was then I knew that I wanted to spread the love of yoga to whoever would listen! I received my RYT-200 in 2016 through Peace Love and Yoga in Carlsbad CA.

I bring smiles and light-hearted energy into every class I teach!

Sydney teaches Saturdays. Catch her for Vinyasa Flow at 9:30AM and Fundamentals at 10:30AM.

Danielle Elizabeth

Danielle received her 200 Hatha/Vinyasa teaching certification from Yoga Bogha in 2007, but yoga has been a personal guide and support since she was a young teenager in the late-90s. Waking up early to chant with her best friend’s mother in Kundalini classes first opened the door to her path. A dancer since age 7, her mind-body connection has been an important part of her career as a physical artist. She graduated from Alfred University with her BFA in 2007, thereafter she moved to Portland and has now settled in Vancouver, WA to raise her family.

When applicable, Danielle loves incorporating her training in dance, somatics, pilates, and improvisational art practices into her teaching, and yet also enjoys the grounded tranquility of traditional asana practices connected to slow, deep, intentional breathing. She weaves the teachings of the sutras and other yoga philosophy into her classes as well. You can find out more by visiting her website: https://danielleelizabethyoga.com

Danielle teaches Monday morning Hatha Flow at 9:30AM.

Kelsey Drake

Kelsey was introduced to yoga in 2009 by her running partner while training for a marathon.She found the more she attended classes, the more she felt balanced, strong, and healthy both mentally and physically.After leaving her position in a marketing firm to stay home with her daughter, Kelsey began deepening her yoga practice and became passionate about sharing her love of yoga with others.In 2017, Kelsey received her RYT-200 hr certification from Body Bliss Yoga Studio, and continues to be inspired by the transformative power of yoga.Kelsey focuses on alignment in her Vinyasa and Yin classes, and her students are encouraged to play, breathe, and find their edge to discover their full potential.

Kelsey teaches Friday morning Vinyasa Flow at 9:30AM.

Allie Baden

Allie first found yoga in 2007 because she needed a college credit in physical education and disliked most traditional athletics. She immediately fell in love, not only with the physical movements, but the philosophy of yoga. Even when life took her in many directions, yoga remained a consistent thread. Ultimately, she decided to concentrate passion by completing the Fly High Teacher Training in 2017.

Allie finds teaching yoga unlocks her true passion and joy. She desires to provide an atmosphere of encouragement, peace, connection, and warmth in every class. Allie loves focusing on breath and energetics. When she’s not on the mat, you can find Allie serving coffee at a local coffee shop, taking her daughter on a host of outdoor adventures, or camping with her family.

Allie teaches Vin Yin Tuesday evenings at 6PM.

Carla Slocum

Carla has an undeniable passion for the outdoors, yoga and her Spyder. She loves adventure and is always up for trying something new.

In 2014, Carla took Fly High Yoga Teacher Training with Angie Cherry to enrich her yoga practice, not sure whether teaching yoga was something she wanted to pursue.

However, being able to combine her love for nature and yoga was something she just couldn’t pass up! In 2015, Carla received her WPA Certification along with her Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga Teaching Certification from Paddle into Fitness. She now teaches seasonal SUP Yoga classes through Body Bliss Yoga at Lacamas Lake.

Jessica Velazquez

Jessica is a recent graduate from Fly High Yoga School at Body Bliss Yoga.She also received her WPA Certification and her SUP and Fitness Certification from Paddle Into Fitness in 2017.

Jessica is so passionate about sharing yoga, both as a way to have fun and be physically fit as well as a way to heal the body and mind.

She is excited to be part of the SUP Yoga team this summer and subs studio classes when possible. She also teaches in Portland and works with clients privately.